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Vintage

Major Grape

ABV

Bottle Size

Producer

Type

SKU

2019x

Chenin Blancx

13.5%x

75x

Francois et Julien Pinonx

Whitex

1562x

Francois et Julien Pinon Vouvray Sec 2019

France / Loire

Andy's Tasting Notes

A fine vintage in Vouvray where low yields combined with ripe fruit and excellent acidity produced beautifully complete and balanced wines.

This ‘dry’ (Sec) version has lovely texture with classic Chenin Blanc apple, pear, acacia and scented honey characteristics.  It has an appealing initial softness counterbalanced by a refreshing hint of citrussy acidity. Lovely long aftertaste.

Though pleasing now, will gain more depth and complexity and last 20+ years if well cellared – developing dreamy honey, cream and exotic fruit overtones.

Price per bottle £18.45

Producer Info

Sadly Francois Pinon passed away in June 2020 leaving this hugely respected and loved estate in the very capable hands of his son Julien (who took over the overall running of the estate in 2018).

The estate comprises 15 organically farmed hectares, spread across 15 different plots – mainly on the varied clay, limestone and silex soils located towards the head of the Vallee de Cousse, which are widely rated amongst the best sites within the appellation.

These are pristine, age worthy examples of Vouvray and are regarded as some of the very best in the region.

Food matchPrawns in a light creamy sauce with spaghettini

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Awards & Critic Reviews

Cellar Selected is a trading arm of Halifax Wine Company Ltd

Company Number 09560732, VAT Registration 772 343527

Registered Office – Equitable House, 55 Pellon Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, HX1 5SP

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